senate Bill S1181

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Authorizes 15-17 year olds to register to donate organs and tissue upon their death

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
Jan 09, 2015 referred to health

S1181 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4301 & 4310, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7457
2013-2014: S2052

S1181 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes 15-17 year olds to register to donate organs and tissue upon their death; provides that parents or a legal guardian shall be notified and can rescind such decision to donate organs or tissue at the time of death; requires that the parent or legal guardian sign the registration along with the 15-17 year old and that such registration may be submitted by mail, in person, or electronically.

S1181 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1181 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  1181

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 9, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to authorizing people
  between the ages of fifteen and seventeen to register to be organ  and
  tissue donors

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 4301 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 348 of the laws  of  2009,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  (A) Any individual of sound mind and eighteen years of age or more
may give all or any part of his or her body for any purpose specified in
section forty-three hundred two of this article, the gift to take effect
upon death. In any case where the donor has properly executed  an  organ
donor  card,  driver's license authorization to make an anatomical gift,
pursuant to paragraph (a) of subdivision one  of  section  five  hundred
four  of  the  vehicle and traffic law, registered in the New York state
organ and tissue donor registry under section forty-three hundred ten of
this article, or has otherwise given written authorization for organ  or
tissue donation, authorization for donation shall not be rescinded by an
objection  by a member of any of the classes specified in paragraphs (a)
through (h) of subdivision two of this section, except  upon  a  showing
that the donor revoked the authorization.
  (B) ANY INDIVIDUAL OF SOUND MIND AND FIFTEEN YEARS OF AGE OR MORE, BUT
LESS  THAN EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, MAY GIVE ALL OR ANY PART OF HIS OR HER
BODY FOR ANY PURPOSE SPECIFIED IN SECTION  FORTY-THREE  HUNDRED  TWO  OF
THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  GIFT  TO TAKE EFFECT UPON DEATH; PROVIDED, HOWEVER,
THAT EVEN IN ANY CASE WHERE THE DONOR HAS  PROPERLY  EXECUTED  AN  ORGAN
DONOR  CARD,  DRIVER'S LICENSE AUTHORIZATION TO MAKE AN ANATOMICAL GIFT,
PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (A) OF SUBDIVISION ONE  OF  SECTION  FIVE  HUNDRED
FOUR  OF  THE  VEHICLE  AND  TRAFFIC LAW, OR HAS OTHERWISE GIVEN WRITTEN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03736-01-5

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